“From the Desk Of…” is my new initiative this year to challenge the dominant narratives about international peace and security by sharing notable quotes, anecdotes, prose and poems about women, peace and security. These are tidbits that float across my desk from time to time. They are from encounters with artists, diplomats, and human rights defenders. These people seldom meet except at my desk. My hope is that this space can be an invitation to tell a new story about who we are now and create a narrative about the more peaceful future we are trying to build.
Do you have something you would like to share from your desk? Drop me a line!
“There lies before us, if we choose, continued progress in happiness, knowledge, and wisdom. Shall we instead, choose death, because we cannot forget our quarrels? We appeal, as human beings to human beings: Remember your humanity and forget the rest.”